The Mission of the Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Services is to provide the highest level of service and protection to the people of the Virgin Islands, through rapid response, inspection, and the elimination of fire hazards. This is accomplished through public education, training of Fire and EMS providers, and having available adequate manpower.

Firefighter's Prayer

When I am called to duty God

Wherever flames may rage

give me the strength to save some life

What ever be its age

Help me embrace a little child

Before it is too late

Or save an older person

From the horror of that fate

Enable me to be alert

And hear the weakest shout

And quickly and efficiently

To put the fire out

I want to fill my calling

And give the best in me

To guard my every neighbor

And protect his property

And if according to my fate

I am to lose my life

Please bless with your protecting hand

My children and my spouse


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 ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS--On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, the Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Services (VIFEMS) battled a structural fire at the defunct Beachcomber Hotel. At approximately 1040 hours, the Hotel Co. units 101 and 207 were immediately dispatched to address the situation.  The first unit at the scene initiated a quick assessment to find an accessible entry point into the burning structure. Suppression crews met the second story of the abandoned building fully engulfed in flames. Through the coordinated efforts of the responding teams, the fire was brought under control within 15 minutes of their arrival, demonstrating the skill and determination of our firefighters in mitigating dangerous situations of any magnitude. We are relieved to report that no injuries have been associated with this incident. Following the containment of the fire, the Prevention unit was notified to investigate the cause of the blaze. The VIFEMS remains committed to uncovering the details surrounding the cause of the fire to prevent future occurrences. The Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Services is grateful to all the responding units for their exemplary service and the community's ongoing cooperation during each incident.###


ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS--On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Services (VIFEMS) swiftly responded to a structural fire at the Tropical Bliss Spa in the Crown Bay Center, St. Thomas. The emergency call was received at approximately 17:30 hours, prompting an immediate deployment of  Units 101 and  207. These units, alongside the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), encountered significant flames emanating from the spa's back room upon arrival. The coordinated efforts between VIFEMS and VIPD resulted in the successful containment of the fire within ten minutes. This response strategy was crucial in avoiding additional damage to the Crown Bay Center and ensuring public safety. Following the suppression operations, the Fire Marshal was contacted to investigate the cause and assess the  extent of the damage. Notably, no injuries were reported due to the incident. The VIFEMS and VIPD's swift and coordinated response was pivotal in this positive outcome. The Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Services remains committed to protecting the community's safety and well-being. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety and emergency preparedness. The VIFEMS extends its gratitude to the responding units for their dedication and professionalism, which were instrumental in bringing the situation under control promptly. ###​


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